I saw an article in the paper about a Yarnbombing event in the nearby village of Appleton-le -Moors. The idea was to gather knitters and spinners together to create scarves to stretch end to end in the village. Scarves to be sold at the end of the weekend.Tea, coffee , cake and chatter were on offer and all were welcome. Proceeds to Macmillan Nurses.
Off I went.
When I arrived there was a shearing demonstration of Alpacas in the garden of the village hall.
The shorn and the waiting to be shorn.
Inside there was spinning. And there were knitters. But to be honest I don’t think there would be much yarn bombing going on. This is the sum of one and half hours knitting from me, and I was fast by comparison to others.
It’s the first time I have knitted with others and it was rather nice to knit and natter for real. The experience reminded me that a good thing about life in a village is being part of a community project. The rather harder part is that feeling of awkwardness when you are the new person in a group of people. It set me thinking about the Stranger Within and how to set about making someone feel welcome and part of a group when everyone else is very well-known to each other. It seems especially relevant when we have refugees arriving in the UK and Europe. It’s one thing to say you are welcome here, but what do we actually do to help someone integrate into the wider community? I throw the thought out there.
Meantime I have finished the pink jumper with the cable heart for Little Miss F.
And started my next project, which is a 4 ply cardigan for a yet to be born baby. Who by the way is another boy.
Time for another sheep picture, this one from Appleton-le-Moors where the sheep roam freely through the village.
Couldn’t go without a sheep picture, after all where would this post be without sheep?
Love to know your knitting plans for the weekend, please join in the chatter and natter.